Howard eyeing top-four finish
Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard is refusing to give up on
Champions League qualification this season.
The Toffees have picked up back-to-back wins over Manchester
City and Stoke City and are just four points behind Chelsea in
Howard admits Everton will need a bit of luck but insists they
intend to push their rivals to the finish.
“We are right there, we are breathing heavy down a few people’s
necks,” said the United States international.
“We need a little bit of luck for those around us to drop
points. But maybe we are in a position to make our own luck. People
say it’s daunting but it’s an opportunity for us.”
Howard returned to the side for the victory over the Potters
following a back injury, while Phil Jagielka had a pain-killing
injection to play and the keeper feels this shows the desire of the
“That is just the trust level and passion we have,” added
“At other clubs you might get certain guys saying ‘I will take
another week and then come back’. But for me and Jags that never
came into it – we love to pull on the shirt.”